New Delhi: Austria’s sports bike maker KTM on Monday launched its super bike 790 Duke in India priced at ₹8.63 lakh (ex-showroom).
KTM is also offering an ownership plan in partnership Bajaj Auto Finance. The plan offers an easy-EMI of ₹19,000/month at an interest rate of 7.75% and a downpayment of ₹1.7 lakh. This includes registration and insurance.
The bike is powered by a four-stroke 799-cc, 8-valve DOHC engine that generates 105 HP of power and 87Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm. It comes with features like Bosch’s anti-lock braking system with motorcycle stability control, motorcycle traction control, Quickshifter+ motor slip regulation and four-ride mode.
This is KTM’s first new offering after the Duke 200 that was launched in November last year.
Bookings for the bike have been opened on Monday across nine cities – Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Surat, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Guwahati.
“The super-premium motorcycle segment in India has been picking steam over the last few years, backed by a growing performance biking culture,” Bajaj Auto President (Probiking) Sumeet Narang said in a statement.
KTM has nurtured a base of over two lakh biking enthusiasts in the last seven years through its Duke and RC range, with never-seen-before technology and performance, he added.
KTM entered the country in 2012 in partnership with Bajaj Auto, and currently has presence across 365 cities with 460 stores. At present, Bajaj Auto owns 48% stake in KTM AG.
KTM and Bajaj in June this year announced they will make electric two-wheelers in the power range of 3 to 10 kW (48 volt).
The bike goes against the Suzuki GSX 750, Harley Davidson Street 750, Ducati Monster and Tiger XC800.
PTI contributed to this story.